ILCP is currently developing a fundraising campaign to better understand the donor landscape, identify potential donors, and develop ideas, plans, and strategies for fundraising. As such, we are seeking a Development Intern to assist the Executive Director in this endeavor.
As a Development Intern, you will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other members of the ILCP team to conduct research, help design a fundraising strategy, and develop applications to foundations, agencies, and individuals. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in one of the most in-demand skills in the non-profit industry and enhance your writing and research skills.
This internship requires fifteen to twenty hours of work per week and lasts from March until June or longer for those interested in a longer commitment. Most of the work can be done at the Arlington, VA office or remotely. However, the intern must meet in-person or via Skype once a week with the Executive Director and occasionally with board members.
• Interest in and knowledge of environment, conservation, and natural or social sciences.
• Interest in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector, particularly development.
• Strong and multifaceted communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and achieve regular deliverables with strict timelines.
• Values that align with ILCP’s mission.
• Familiarity and comfort with Google docs, Powerpoint, spreadsheets, and databases.
• Laptop and wi-fi access.
• Currently enrolled either in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university that has an internship program.
• Some experience in researching multi-faceted subjects.
• Some experience in writing or receiving grants and researching for the purpose of grant proposals.
• Some experience working for a non-profit organization.
• Some experience working with photographers or filmmakers.
• Conduct research on the donor landscape that relates to ILCP’s interests (i.e., photography, conservation/science/cultural communication, biodiversity, film and photography festivals, exhibitions, speaking events etc . . .) that will lead to fundraising strategy planning.
• Organize and share research findings.
• Assist with the development of a fundraising strategy.
• Help develop a fundraising database (either as stand-alone or use an existing framework).
• Draft, edit and submit grant proposals.
• Assist the ILCP Team to organize and execute the annual November WildSpeak symposium in Washington DC.